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‘NSA in da house’: German artist lights up US Embassy (VIDEO)

Published time: July 20, 2014 10:47
Edited time: July 22, 2014 15:06
The facade of the US embassy is illuminated with a light installation by German artist Oliver Bienkowski showing an image of US President Barack Obama wearing a baseball cap and reading "NSA in da House" in Berlin on early July 19, 2014.(AFP Photo / Soeren Stache)

The facade of the US embassy is illuminated with a light installation by German artist Oliver Bienkowski showing an image of US President Barack Obama wearing a baseball cap and reading "NSA in da House" in Berlin on early July 19, 2014.(AFP Photo / Soeren Stache)

German artist, Oliver Bienkowski made a point of criticizing the USA’s surveillance program by projecting the words ‘NSA in da House’ over the walls of the US Embassy in Berlin.

The image featured the US President in a back to front baseball cup, as well as him holding up a sign for peace.

The Friday stunt is not the first time that Bienkowski has tried to ridicule America. Just over a year ago, he projected the words ‘United Stasi of America’ together with a picture of Kim Dotcom on to the wall of the US embassy in Berlin.

He was making a point of comparing the United States to the notorious East German secret police force. The Stasi employed extensive surveillance tactics against East German citizens during the Cold War, which still holds unpleasant memories for Germans.

With revelations that, among things, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s private phone calls were monitored by US agents, the level of distrust between Germany and the US has never been higher.

Recently, the country expelled the CIA bureau chief stationed in Berlin, and apparently may only write sensitive documents with typewriters from now on.